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Alfred University art piece on loan to traveling exhibition

A William Ellisworth Artis sculpture is on loan from The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art for inclusion in the exhibition, “A Force of Change, African American Art and the Julius Rosenwald Fund.”

This traveling exhibition was organized by the Spertus Museum in Chicago. The exhibition is on view from through Aug. 16, 2009, first at Spertus Museum, then at Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, PA, and finally making its way to the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ.

Artis attended the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University in the summers of 1940, 1946, and 1947. Artis’s sculpture titled, “Head,” is an unglazed earthenware piece. It was made in 1946 and was donated to the collection by the artist.

The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art is located on the top floor in Binns-Merrill Hall, on the Alfred University campus. The museum offers exhibitions focusing on its permanent collections, temporary exhibits on varying topics ranging from the whitewares industry and conspicuous applications of advanced ceramics to the cutting edge of contemporary ceramics and historical exhibits as well.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.